How Will Recent Tranfers Hurt the North Carolina State Basketball Team?

Allen LoppCorrespondent IMay 27, 2010

ATLANTA - MARCH 12:  Head coach Sidney Lowe of the North Carolina State Wolfpack watches the action against the Maryland Terrapins during day one of the 2009 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament on March 12, 2009 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The NC State basketball team has lost some depth with the recent transfers of small forward Josh Davis and back-up point guard Julius Mays.

Josh Davis grew up near Raleigh, North Carolina and had early dreams of attending North Carolina State.

He played roughly 10 minutes per game, while also contributing on offense, scoring two points a game and pulling down one rebound a game.

However, Josh Davis was more important to this team then his statistics may suggest. He's not a flashy player, but he is a team player who goes out there and does his job without much complaint.

Davis isn't the best shooter, the best rebounder, or even the most athletic player, but you will know exactly what you will get from him every time he steps on the court.

Josh Davis was one of my favorite players on the team, not because he is the "best," but because he is a hard worker.

Julius Mays, the back-up point guard during the 2009-10 season, had one of the worst shooting percentages in the ACC, shooting for a horrendous .306 percent from the field.

This was surprising to me because he didn't shoot too badly his freshman year, and his natural position was at shooting or two guard.

Mays was just another guard that Sidney Lowe failed to successfully convert from a two guard to the point position.

These losses could prove to be fatal if there is an unexpected injury, or if anyone else transfers.